Does anyone know what "Steeze" is?
steeze is the new word the kids are using to describe style.
"nice steez" = "nice style". that's how i understand it anyways.
Anybody have any good advice on body mechanics in the parks. I try taking lessons in them but I can't show them much because I lack jibbing skills. I guess I would be most interested in advice on "landing" jumps after tricks, on rails or in the pipe.
it's all basic stuff you know that you know, it's just a matter of someone mentioning it. keep your knee's bent at all times (look like you're taking a dump). no stiff legging it, especially when landing big jumps. know your center of gravity (balance). if you're just learing the jumps and jibbing then "smart style" it. learn small and work your way up. hang out with the 10yr olds in the jib park to learn jibs. it's cool. that's what i plan on doing this year and i'm usually more than twice thier age. there always seems to be some other rider that's throwing down bigger and better than you anyways. you know a kid named Shawn White? how do you think the 20 somethings felt when he started killing them in contests? haha. compete against yourself and you'll progress much quicker than if you compare yourself to other rippers.
jumps: learn straight airs and steezed out jamie lynn methods. do them as big as you can. i've read articles in snowboard mags where they ask the pro's what the hardest trick is and they'll say "straight airs". learn numerous grabs to get to know your center of gravity for all types of tricks while floating over a 40' table or whatever you work yourself up to. straight air seatbelt grabs are super steezy and hard to do, but try one doing a frontside 180 or a late bs 180. the seatbelt grab is when you twist and grab your tail with your front hand across the front of your body. all tweeked out. i have a hard time doing backside melon 3's. there's always something you can't do. these suggestions are for snowboarding, but if you're on two planks then the whole center of gravity thing and the knees bent applies too i think.
except for the individual who posted on here not to long ago that he felt like he was peaked out at his skills of snowboarding and has gone back to skiing. save it.